'Memory and Utopia' looks at the connection between memory and forgetfulness in Europe during the twentieth century. Drawing on oral history and feminist theory and practice, the book highlights how women struggled to be recognized as full subjects. The themes of utopia and desire in the 1968 movements of students, women and workers are explored. 'Memory and Utopia' examines the sense of belonging to Europe that has emerged in the last twenty years. The book analyses European identity as expressed through identities based on gender, age and culture to explore an inclusive and non-hierarchical subjectivity.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Primacy of Inter-Subjectivity Part I: The Past, and Historical Research. 1. Memories Between Silence and Oblivion 2. Becoming a Subject in the Time of the Death of the Subject 3. "Utopia" and Desire Part II: The Present, and the Sense of Belonging 4. From the ironies of identity to the identities of irony 5. The Last Identification: Why Some of Us Would Like to Call Ourselves Europeans and What We Mean by This